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2 suspected thugs shot dead by Kisumu police

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Two suspected thugs were on Saturday night shot dead by police in Kisumu’s Nyamasaria area.

According to Kisumu East sub-county Police commander James Musyimi, the two were being hunted down by police over past criminals acts within the county.

The OCPD told the Star that police officers from Kasagam received information that the wanted criminals had been spotted at their hideout in Ragumo.

“The officers immediately visited the house where they were hiding and knocked on the door. Upon opening the door, the suspects , who were armed with a machete and a toy pistol, confronted the officers,” he said.

The OCPD who confirmed the 11.30pm shooting said one of the thugs who was armed with a panga charged towards the officers.

Another officer who stood behind managed to protect his colleague, according to the OCPD.

“He fatally shot the two suspected criminals,” he said.

From the scene, police officers recovered a toy pistol from one of the suspects who was identified only as Alan and a machete from his accomplice, identified as Jomba.

Musyimi said that a further search was conducted in the mabati structure which served as the dwelling unit for the suspects and two metallic crow bars were retrieved.

Police said the two were notorious criminals who were behind the spate of burglary and robbery incidents reported within Nyamasaria and Kisumu East sub county in the recent past.

“One of the suspects was out on bond over a criminal case which is pending at Winam Court. He had been charged with stealing and also had a burglary case in the same court,” the OCPD said.

Musyimi noted that the suspect was being sought by the courts for absconding bail.

The scene was visited by the OCS of Kasagam police station, the Sub-county DCIO and scene of crime personnel.

The bodies of the suspected criminals were taken to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem.

-The-Star

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